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of the volunteers who have bee contributing by just left secretary napolitano. the red cross, they are in full gear now. fema on the ground, things are starting to happen. gerri: last night you said you were n happy with the response. now i hear you say we are getting help and i'm happyo see the response i am getting. >> absolutely, it is night and day. a big change from yesterday. today the calvary has come, what we have been asking for four days. we have had fema going door to door, we have a strategy meeting with the secretary just hours ago, talking about thin we felt were falling through the cracks, things in the gap. but what about elderly people not in the catastrophe zone but have no power. they have been in their house for four or five days, nobody knows if they have gotten any food. i know the otherlected officials on the island have been asking about coordinating. if they don't have food, we get it. things like that are finally getting coordinated. gerri: is red cross on the scene? speak of the national ceo came up to me and gave me a hug. they have been coming in since last night. i got
secretary janet napolitano did tour the area and promising resources and governor cuomo promising 100 million for relief for the victims of hurricane sandy and this morning, announcing a temporary deployment of gas trucks to try to help with the shortage. but these residents, they are just absolutely desperate neil and i'm joined by a staten island resident. >> good morning, how are you. >> reporter: tell me what it is you've been dealing with because you're all fired up. >> well, we're stuck on the avenue and a lot of other neighbors and we have no electricity, no phones, no cell phones, and what's happening, we can't get in touch with fema. we tried to put online applications and most of us do not have-- you have to go to neighbors. >> reporter: and check the internet and you say i don't have internet. >> i don't have it and i've been chasing fema since yesterday. they told me to go to susan wagner, they said to go down by the beach here and i found out supposed to be here at nine o'clock this morning and now they're on mount loretta. >> as you're chasing them around, what are you
are crying out for help. today, homeland secretary janet napolitano will visit staten island with fema. >>> new york city's subway system is still down. other tunnels are without power because they are located in parts of the city in the darks. >>> a new problem flaring up, they are running out of gas. cars and gas powered generators. a lot of people are using those. frustration turning into anger and rage on long lines across the tri-state area. the shortages may not end for another week. >>> people waiting for hours, some waiting for so long, the gas stations actually close without them getting a single drop of fuel. rob is following all of this. rob, i was driving in at 2:30 a.m. and there was a line for gas that looks like it was three hours long at 2:30 a.m. this is bad. >> reporter: yeah, it's crazy. that may be the average. anywhere from a half mile long to, in some cases in new jersey a full mile long to get gasoline. the problem is two-fold. you have gas stations out of power and unable to pump. you have some with power but they don't have gasoline. why? many shut down before
janet napolitano. matt, i know they said it's too little too late but this is attention they definitely need and deserve right now. >> andrea canning on staten island this morning, andrea, thank you very much. for more on the gridlock in the street and anger over shortages of gas line we turn to nbc's kerry sanders high below bloomfield, new jersey, where drivers are lined up waiting for a chance to fill up. kerry, good morning to you. >> reporter: and it is a very long wait. good morning, matt. let me take you outside here. we're right off the garden state parkway, and can you see the folks who are line here at this gas station, but look how long that line snakes back. now, there are reports of some people in lines for three, four hours. there's one station where people started lining up at 5:00 p.m. yesterday and are still in line, but look at this. this line goes all the way down the garden state parkway. people waiting to get in to get gas line, so it is one heck of a long line. there has been frustration at some of the gas stations, as you can see. at this station they have police
they could ever have imagined in their lifetimes. the secretary of homeland security, janet napolitano, and fema's deputy administrator scheduled to arrive in staten island. the new york city borough where 19 people died because of the storm. many residents there are feeling desperate. they're feeling overlooked, and they're getting angry, saying they've received little emergency aid. nbc's ann curry spent the day there yesterday. >> every single person on this block lost everything. >> reporter: staten island has had enough. >> we just want everyone to know that we are hurting down here, and we need help immediately. >> reporter: residents here are asking why hasn't more help arrived? >> i think that we're not getting the attention because we are, you know, a working-class neighborhood and kind of just like fend for yourself kind of thing. >> reporter: on the debris-strewn streets of this community where the death toll has risen to at least 19, fury and frustration played out on live television. >> but you need to come here and help us. we need assistance, please. >> reporter: staten
-- >> secretary napolitano came today? >> she came today. i met her at the airport. nice conversation with her on the way to the field and things are looking up. we have all kinds of -- in fact, i have a whole team of fema people. the deputy sleeping in my office. i got cots there. i got a whole team. >> i feel bad that we weren't here sooner because we were so focused on new jersey and queens and all the other places. but you come here and i mean, my god, it's unbelievable. >> you know my frustration. >> yeah. >> the frustration that i have when i didn't have no help, no support, what it was doing to me. it was killing me. that's why i spoke out, got angry. >> that's what it took. it made a difference. it's frustrating that it took you yelling yesterday morning to start to get people to pay attention. thank god you did. >> right. you see the damage here. >> yeah. what do you make, you know, you walk around here and there was like a motorcycle group here handing out food. there's a blind woman here on this street with her dog handing out food to people. >> no surprise to me. no surprise to me.
napolitano and top fema officials will visit staten island today to get a look at the devastation there caused by hurricane sandy. yesterday police found the bodies of two young boys, ages 2 and 4, who got swept away by floodwaters. their mother says she begged a man in a nearby house for help but he wouldn't come outside or let her in. the homeowner says he thought there was a man outside his door. >> he didn't ask to come in. he asked me to come out and help him. >> did you help him? >> what could i do to help him? i'm wearing the same clothes. i have these shorts on. i had a pair of shorts on with flip-flops and i was going to come out -- >> you did not see a woman and two children? >> no, sir. >> you saw a man? >> yes, sir. >> allen said after he heard the noise from outside he sat with his back against the kitchen door all night long. >>> clint eastwood talking about his empty chair speech at the republican national convention, where he dressed down an invisible president obama. that empty chair. last night sean hannity from fox news asked eastwood where that magical idea cam
judge andrew napolitano is here. they were posing questions to governor christie. somebody tried to sort of hit him like are you saying ignore environmental things, you know, that kind of stuff. you know common sense christie saying do the right thing, let's save lives and be smart and forget about all these rules. >> it is an interesting statement he made and an interesting juxtaposition you just showed. you have governor christie on the right of the political spectrum -- spectrum. you have the president on the left of the political spectrum, they are both saying forget the red tape, do what you need to do to save lives. which is probably what most people would do. the press conference, which i watched, was in front of government officials. they were applauding him when he said forget about the d.e.p., which is department of environmental protection in new jersey which is about as scrutinizing as the kgb was in the old soviet union. charles: this is the question then, do we need these -- the federal government to really be butting in? do we need fema? do we need this sort of overarching
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senator grill brand on on-- jill brandt. >> and napolitano. >> who cares, who cares, you can show your face and i'm in charge and doing this. unless there is either money or resources or coming out or magically going to get power back online i know easier said than done, your appearing there and make ago great speech and saying you're in my corner isn't going to do squat. >> they're now labeled with this, if it's success, like rudy guiliani brought us through a tough time no matter what he does, labeled that way and now their face will be associated with how it turns out. >> i tell you this, brian. you know, george w. bush got a lot of criticism katrina, doing a heck after job brownie, the idea it appeared everything was going along smoothly. we learned days after the fact that there were bodies being discovered and great discord, and bad communication, help wasn't getting readily available and power outages were much more than we were told. and this idea where they're slapping each other on the back and commending themselves for a great job it's going to come back and bite their hiney
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